'College aims to revive marine skills' Byron Shire Echo - July 29, 2008
'College aims to revive marine skills'
Byron Shire Echo - July 29, 2008
'Where the spirit of the land meets the spirit of the sea’. This is the refrain of the song written by Julia Williamson for the proposed College of Marine Studies (COMS), in Brunswick Heads.
The realisation of the college is the wish of local shipwright Phil Walters. Phil and his crew of dedicated like-minded folk have the dream of creating a school based in Brunswick Heads which will be the centre for teaching skills that are in danger of disappearing, such as wooden boat building and eventually COMS hope to run courses in all marine industry employment areas such as marine surveying, sail making, radio control and marine hospitality.